Dolph Ziggler Says He Wanted Six Months Off WWE, But Couldn't Take Being Away

Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV spoke to WWE fixture Dolph Ziggler for a new interview. You can check out the full interview above, and submitted highlights below.

He says he is jealous of Kofi Kingston:

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I'm genuinely jealous that Kofi got this, he has everyone behind him, he has the locker room behind him but then he went above and beyond to get that Kofi Mania a real-life thing happen to where people in the back are cheering ... I was out and to get behind that and still be rooting for someone else, it's weird because we're all wanting ourselves to be the champion.

On how long he was planning on being away from WWE:

I was hoping for six months ... and then I was like 'well, three months would be great' and a couple of weeks in I was asked [to return] and I said I can't do it. With a little bit of Royal Rumble in there, we had a couple of weeks but [it was] a solid two and a half months [off] which is more time than I had off in 14 years combined.

Ziggler doesn't know when Eric Bischoff starts his role as Executive Director:

Maybe today. I have no idea, I have not seen Bischoff.

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